GEN-21803 Principles of Human Genetics

Course

Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Knowledge clip0
Lecture11
Tutorial8
Practical20
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. SE Schoustra
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. SE Schoustra
J van den heuvel
Examiner(s)dr. ir. SE Schoustra

Language of instruction:

English

Assumed knowledge on:

CBI-10306 Cell Biology, High school Biology, Human Fysiology and Anatomy

Contents:

This course will introduce students to the Principles of Human Genetics.
Students will become familiar with genetic terminology and concepts to understand the role of genetics, epigenetics and life style/environment in variation in human diseases and traits.
Methods for genetic analysis of single-gene Mendelian, non-Mendelian as well as complex multifactorial traits will be discussed.
Wet lab practical exercises will be performed to study the relation between phenotypic and genotypic variation.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- understand the role of genetics, epigenetics and environment in variation in human diseases and traits;
- understand and execute practical experiments to study genetic variations at DNA level;
- apply methods for genetic analysis to potential research questions.

Activities:

Lectures and Lab-practical.

Examination:

As this is a new course taught for the first time in 2019/2020, the assessment strategy and -method is under construction and will be elaborated in the course guide.

Literature:

A textbook and a course guide will be provided. Details to be announced.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: BVGNutrition and HealthBSc6AF